Geese May Not Inspire You, but They Certainly Take Your Mind off the Virus

I’m suggesting you just watch birds in the way that you might watch people in a crowd, in the days when there were crowds.I like Canada geese, because they are a lot like people. Read more »

Warmer Weather May Slow, but Not Halt Coronavirus

The researchers found that most coronavirus transmissions had occurred in regions with low temperatures, between 37.While countries with equatorial climates and those in the Southern Hemisphere, currently in the middle of summer, have reported coronavirus cases, regions with average temperatures above 64. Read more »

The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?

Now, she and doctors at hospitals across the country may have to make similarly wrenching decisions about rationing on a far bigger scale.Choosing between patients “goes against the way we used to think about our profession, against the way we think about our behavior with patients,” said Dr. Read more »

As State Pleas Mount, Trump Outlines Some Federal Action; Senate Democrats Block Stimulus Package

Erin Scott for The New York TimesSenate Democrats block action on a trillion-dollar stimulus plan.The stations for New York, to be built in Jacob K. Read more »

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

Science|Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the CoronavirusmatterTwo dozen of the medicines are already under investigation.To come up with the list, hundreds of researchers embarked on an unusual study of the genes of the coronavirus, also called SARS-CoV-2. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Japan’s Leader Hints at Olympics Delay; States Plead for Masks and Ventilators

surpassed 31,700 as an outbreak hit another nursing home in Washington State.Bryan Anselm for The New York TimesTrump authorizes National Guard as states plead for masks and ventilators. Read more »

What to Do if You or a Loved One Might Have the Coronavirus

Here’s what to do if you, or someone in your family, develop symptoms or test positive for infection with the coronavirus.Emergency room waiting rooms are packed with very sick people and overworked staff and doctors. Read more »

Pences Test Negative; States Warn That Supplies Are Dwindling

And President Trump said another company, Hanes, was now on the roster of major corporations coordinating with the administration.Al Drago for The New York TimesOfficials in a number of states, including New York and California, have issued dire predictions and warned of dwindling supplies of crucial gear, like protective equipment, and what they believe will be a vast demand for ventilators. Read more »

Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, corrected President Trump’s earlier suggestion that a malaria drug could cure coronavirus.Fauci, as was explained yesterday, there has been some promise with hydroxychloroquine, this potential therapy for people who are infected with coronavirus. Read more »

Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and Capsule

Science|Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and CapsuleWork will be suspended at two NASA centers, a setback that could end hopes for sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024.Gerald Herbert/Associated PressBy Published March 19, 2020Updated March 20, 2020The coronavirus pandemic on Earth is knocking NASA’s moon plans off course. Read more »

What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?

Thousands of monarch butterflies gather in the eucalyptus trees at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove.George Rose/Getty ImagesWestern monarch butterflies spend their winters in Pismo Beach and other sites on the central California coast. Read more »

Coronavirus Test: What My Experience Was Like

Edwards asked for a flu test, he was told the hospital had shut down flu testing to increase its capacity for Covid-19 tests.“It’s kind of like breathing in water through your nose,” said Wesley Schrock, 29. Read more »

As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse

To the knowledge of the program’s administrators, the medical center is the first to disinfect and reuse masks.Doctors and administrators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center calculated that if they continued to use masks only once, they would run out of masks in just weeks. Read more »

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A mosque in the Philippines run by Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement.At conclaves attended by thousands of people, Tablighi Jamaat’s adherents pray and eat together in mosques. Read more »

Coronavirus May Keep California’s Nursing Students From Graduating

When the coronavirus outbreak began to spread, she was ready to prepare her 85 nursing students for front-line care, if necessary.Yet a growing number of hospitals are discontinuing clinical rotations for the state’s nursing students. Read more »

A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus

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As Natural Disasters Strike, a New Fear: Relief Shelters May Spread Virus

The Red Cross now specifies that cots must be six feet apart.Riggen said the Red Cross would try to get people into hotels when the risk of contagion is particularly high. Read more »

In Italy, Coronavirus Takes a Higher Toll on Men

In Italy, more men than women have been infected, and a higher proportion of infected men have died.Some 8 percent of male patients died, compared with 5 percent of female patients, according to a Higher Health Institute of Rome analysis of 25,058 cases. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: With Known U.S. Cases Surging Above 21,000, Pressure for Federal Aid Mounts

Al Drago for The New York TimesWith climbing state caseloads, the federal government is under pressure.”Governors set out new rules of life as strain builds in New York City’s hospitals. Read more »

How the Coronavirus Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires

And firefighters across the country, in states including Georgia, Indiana and Washington, are under quarantine amid the coronavirus crisis.But according to Erick Scott, the public information officer for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, they have been delayed. Read more »